Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

An Evanston man was arrested in connection with aggravated domestic battery in west Evanston on Tuesday.

Officers arrived to the 1400 block of Pitner Avenue after a woman reported her husband had taken her phone during a verbal dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the woman walked away, the man came up behind her and began choking her.

She was able to get away momentarily before he began choking her again and shoved her onto the couch, Dugan said. The woman did not lose consciousness, but she did have difficulty breathing during the incident. An officer observed marks on her neck and jaw.

The 72-year-old man left the scene, but was later located on the 1900 block of Dempster Street, Dugan said. He was charged with aggravated domestic battery, a felony.

Chicago man arrested for forgery in downtown Evanston

A 37-year-old Chicago man was arrested in connection with forgery on Friday in downtown Evanston.

Police arrived after the clerk at the currency exchange in the 1600 block of Maple Avenue stated that the man tried to cash a check that was purported to have originated from a printing shop in Skokie, Dugan said. The routing and account number, along with some other elements of the check, caused the clerk to become suspicious.

The clerk called the print shop, and the owner denied making out the check and knowing the arrestee, Dugan said.

The man was charged with one count of forgery, a felony.

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